About the Atlantic Institute Art & Essay Contest

Atlantic Institute believes that the students today are our future for tomorrow, and we love to see so many young minds eager to spend their time and energy to increase awareness for our global  and local - orglocal - challenges. We are greatly motivated by witnessing the creative works of those students.

Atlantic Institute Art & Essay Contest is affiliated with many educational institutions including the UN Alliance of Civilizations, State Departments of Education, and local universities. With their help, we are able to create an opportunity to accelerate the progress towards cross-cultural reconciliation and cooperation by engaging our youth at an early age.

The contest challenges middle and high school students to submit either/or both art and essay compositions based on a yearly humanitarian theme. The contest was first organized by the Istanbul Center in Atlanta, Georgia in 2006. In addition to Georgia, this contest has spread to the southeast region of Alabama, Florida and South Carolina. All essay entries are submitted online while artwork is either mailed directly to the branch offices or to specificed drop-off locations.

Looking Past Stereotypes: Accepting others in today`s world!



Past themes:

2006 - 2007 Making Sense of Others

2007 - 2008 Respect for Human Dignity

2008 - 2009 Alliance for Civilizations

2009 - 2010 Who is My Neighbor?

2010 - 2011 Empathy: Walking in Another's Shoes

2011 - 2012 1 Billion Hungry in the World: What's your Role?

2012 - 2013 The Human Footprint on the Environment: Impacts & Solutions

2013 - 2014 Connecting Cultures in the Digital Age: How does Social Media Change the Future of Our World?

2014 - 2015 Kindness Without Borders: Open Eyes, Open Hearts in Our Global Village

2015 - 2016 Ten Days, Teen Weeks, Ten Months, Ten Hours: What Can YOU Accomplish?

2016- 2017 Compassion in Action... Caring Matters!





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